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Posted: 09/15/22 01:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cptnvideo wrote:

We have one vehicle (see signature) and full time. And we're 75 years of age.
I have no desire to own an EV and don't ever plan to own one.
If all the current vehicles were EVs, then the problem would become how to charge them all. And how long will it take for all electric production to be "green"? And at what cost?
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I would consider it when they become affordable, dependable and capable; not there now and I don’t see it happening any time soon - despite the “mandates” currently being demanded. Mandates are just as easy to change as when they were first thrown down, just as soon as it becomes expedient to decide a “change” is needed to keep your cushy perks coming.

Sorta like prohibition, things have a way of evolving.

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zjtins wrote:

The all use CVTs which only last about 100k miles, then $5k to replace.


Sorry but they don't. No transmission at all on Tesla's and most other EVs. The motor is geared straight to the drive wheels. No gear changes, ever. To reverse it you change the current flow to the motor. Maybe you are thinking of hybrids but not all of them use CVT's either.

I own a Tesla Model Y. We really like it. We have towed with it some but it isn't rated for the trailer that I tow the most. So far traveling hasn't been a problem and Tesla is building more chargers every day.

If I had a Cybertruck I would tow with it but I haven't reserved a place in line so that is probably 5 or 6 years out. I probably won't need one by then.

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zjtins wrote:

The all use CVTs which only last about 100k miles, then $5k to replace.


CVT’s in electric vehicles? Which ones.

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not for us. or not till they,ve been around for another ten years.when china runs all EV,S then I,ll buy one.

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Well give me 450 miles with the heater or A/C running, and a competitive total cost of ownership and yes. For the past 5 years, I make two 424 round trip mile journeys to NJ each month to visit my MIL. The nursing home does not have a charger, and it is my only stop for more than 5 minutes. The Honda CRV and the F250 (with aux tank) can get the job done. I will keep making the trip until I or my MIL pass. Sometimes I miss a trip, but not often.

I am the one that thinks EV's are a dead end. The path forward is stripping CO2 using amines from the air (just like subs, or cleaning CO2 from natural gas), then use U of Pittsburgh catalyst to make carbon monoxide, split hydrogen out of water, and use the Fischer–Tropsch process to make gasoline and diesel. Look for it to come to a Ford class carrier near you. After all, a gallon of jet fuel delivered to a carrier at sea has gotta be expensive. The fuel produced, will just blend in with the rest.

This is also a storage scheme for renewable power from solar and wind. I think the cost of this method will make it work.

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Posted: 09/15/22 03:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EV? Absolutely not. At least not until I know I can get a full day of driving under my belt (traveling), so the range will need to be well in excess of 400 miles. Also, not until the infrastructure is in place to make charging as readily available as buying gasoline.

Now, a hybrid, that's a totally different story, and I'd by one in a heartbeat.


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Posted: 09/15/22 03:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All our vehicles are paid for, are well maintained, and until there is a really good reason to swap them out for an EV, ain’t gonna happen. I have no real issues with EV’s other than cost and ability to be towed four down. 99% of our daily driving is well within most EV’s advertised capabilities, and charging at home would suffice.

I wonder what age groups the EV proponents have tested the electronics with. With many seniors not being able to work new smart phones, smart TVs, can’t deal with steaming services vs basic cable I see a bunch of frustrated drivers.


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No thank you to having an EV and I especially don't like how the government is forcing them on us.


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Posted: 09/15/22 04:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd consider one at around $10,000, same as what I paid for our last passenger car.


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